Monday, April 07, 2008

Can't say bird-watching is exactly an interest of mine...

BUT, I saw what I think was a yellow-headed blackbird in the employee parking lot today as I was walking toward the casino. As accustomed as I am to seeing sparrows and rats-with-wings pigeons every day, this was a first for me. A very striking and beautiful bird, one which I believe is migrating right now. Cool.

Less cool was getting a mild case of food poisoning from eating breakfast at the EDR (employee dining room). I wasn't the only spa employee who suffered, either. We've narrowed it down to the scrambled eggs or the oatmeal, and I vote EGGS.

Ugh. Thank God someone had pepto-bismol, or it would have gotten ugly, fast.

Anyway, it's my Friday, so I wanted to say "wheeeeee!" Thanks, I needed that.


phlegmfatale said...

garsh, I'm sorry to read about your food poisoning. That can be so draining. (sorry, couldn't resist.)

It's exciting to see a bird that's more exotic than the usual. In my alley a few weeks ago, I saw a little yellow parakeet (escapee, I spose) sitting on a fence looking oddball in a row of sparrows. It was kind of cute.

Christina LMT said...

OMG! When I lived in Florida, from 1974 to 1979, there were huge flocks of "feral" parakeets. I loved watching them and listening to them.


Lin said...

You saw one of those YH black-birds, too?!! We were blown away last year when one landed on our brush pile in the corral. Mark confirmed what it was by typing in 'yellow-headed blackbird' ... why didn't I think of that, doh.
If you are seeing them now, I should start watching for them again, too. Just wish they'd stick around longer because they are awesome.

Christina LMT said...

I couldn't believe my eyes. I had no idea what it was, until I got home and googled it. Very beautiful birds, I just had never seen one around here (or anywhere, really) before.

Thanks for stopping by!